Scholarship Overview (Updated July 2012):
- Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne.
- Study in – Australia
- The University of Melbourne. located in Melbourne Australia was established in 1853. It is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, teaching and engagement.
Field(s) of Study:
- Any graduate degree at the University – for a complete list of degrees click here
- MIRSs are funded by the University with each faculty having a limited number to award.
What does the scholarship cover?
- a living allowance of $23,728 per annum (2012 rate)
- a Relocation Grant of $2,000 awarded to students who are moving from interstate in order to study at the University of Melbourne or $3,000 awarded to those who are moving from overseas
- a Thesis Allowance of up to $420 (2012 rate) for masters by research and up to $840 (2012 rate) for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates, and
How many scholarships are given?
- Each year the University offers about 200 new Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRSs), of which about 150 are normally awarded to international students as MIRSs.
Which countries are targeted?
- No country restrictions (or at least none that I could find)
Am I Eligible to Apply?
- Have received an unconditional course offer for entry to a research higher degree
- Have completed tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a 4-year Australian Honours degree that included a research project/component in the final year.
- Have obtained First Class Honours (ie. H1) results are required to be competitive.
- October 31 (Annual)
How to I Apply? – Next Steps:
- Applicants must have applied for, or be currently enrolled in, a graduate research degree at the UoM.
- So therefore you must apply to the University first. Here is a page with a quick reference guide to how to apply – START HERE
- Applicants who are seeking a scholarship to support their enrollment in a graduate research degree course should apply well before 31 August.
How do I get more information?
- On the School – http://www.unimelb.edu.au/
- On the Scholarship – http://services.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships/research/local/available/mrs#application
- On the Application process – http://www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/applications/research
- Contact info – Melbourne Scholarships, John Smyth Building, The University of Melbourne, VICTORIA 3010, Australia
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org